How to launch a 22-year-old.
Our son chose not to go to college and has been working successfully at a large retailer since high school. He loves his job, has never been late or taken a sick day and has exhibited very adult, responsible behavior. The problem? He won't leave the nest. We gave him a deadline about a year ago, helped him search for apartments, made sure he had enough money for security deposit, etc. He made the motions of looking on Craigslist for roommates but the deadline came and went. He just seems incapable of pulling the trigger and we learned we weren't the type of parents who could kick him out. He has friends but is very isolated and spends all of his free time in his room in front of his computer.
I'd appreciate hearing from parents who've encountered this challenge and succeeded in creating an independent adult. Any information would be helpful. On his salary he will need roommates, so renting a place on his own is not an option. Any actions, websites, or simple tips would be greatly appreciated.
Out of the nest